God And Your Work
God And Your Work
Bang, bang, bang. It was 6:30 on Monday morning. Alarm clock goes off. Nobody can bear the thought of getting out of bed and going to work. But there is no choice;
My heart sighs in sadness, Why not Sunday? But the fact is fact no day repeats itself in a week.
With a heavy heart, I was walking in the corridor of the school I saw
The blue birds were hovering every where singing the mourning songs of Monday.
Song of blue birds
Why Monday comes?
Why do they go so fast? Why do the weeks seem to drag on forever? Why don’t we have holidays?
In the school assembly I found, yawning faces of the students and teachers which clearly shows that they are not willing to work on that day.
A worried Gardner
But Except the gardener, who was watering the plants under the blazing sun with a smile on his face .When I asked him, how his holidays were? he said I was worried about the plants, Thank God today is Monday. His answer really surprised me and inspired me. For a moment, I was stunned and thought, “That day really is the blessing of God and mourning for that is basically the act of ungrateful”.
After delivering the first lecture, as I entered in the staff room there was nothing but the sighs and sad wishes. And the discussion was going on about the laziness of Monday. Nobody was willing to work.
Unemployment is the only cure for Monday blues
After all these discussions I thought that the only cure for Monday morning blues is unemployment. May be you thought that is a mad solution but in reality it is a fact, that we are not happy with the working days. We just want to live freely without any tensions and responsibilities of professional life. This is only possible when we don’t have any work to do. Every body does not think like the gardener.
All these statements show the aspects of human psyche that they are not willing to work on Monday. But these questions also tell us the story of ungrateful human beings. In this world no man is happy with his/her present condition. We can apply this condition on our everyday life. Jobless people are willing to work even on contract; those on contract want permanent jobs, and those who have permanent employment do little but complain about it. This is truly sad. And a question hit my mind, why don’t we have an attitude that declares, Thanks God, its Monday. Instead of Thanks God, it’s Friday.
Story of an old man
Last night I was reading a story, of an old man of 99.In which he told his grand son, about the secret of his happiness. He said every morning “When my eyes open with the beams of sun, the very first word which my tongue utter is,” thanks God”, for giving me another day. And a first thought that came in my mind is that now I have a full day to thank my God for his countless blessings which he showered upon me.”
Really this is a thought provoking story. Try this for a change; when you wake up in the morning, be grateful that you are alive. When leaving for work, be grateful that you have a job. When at work, be grateful for your colleagues and salary. On your way home, be grateful for an honest day’s work. And when you get home, be grateful that you did what you ought to do.
Some body once asked the Dalai Lama;
“What thing about humanity surprises you the most?
His answer was;” Man….
Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money
Than he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health
And he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present,
And as a result he doesn’t live in the present or the future
And he lives as if he’s never going to die,
And then he dies having never really lived.”
Copyright © Asma Iftikhar 2011